4.6 Accelerator Cable
Cars with automatic transmission have two cables which connect the accelerator pedal to both the throttle valve and the transmission kickdown mechanism. Because the adjustment of the accelerator and throttle cables may affect the operation of the automatic transmission, adjustment and repair of these cables is covered in AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
Cars with manual transmission have one accelerator cable linking the accelerator pedal to the throttle body. This cable can be adjusted or replaced using ordinary hand tools.
To adjust (cars with manual transmission):
To remove and install the cable, remove the retaining clip to slacken the cable and disconnect the cable end from the lever on the throttle valve. Working from inside the car, disconnect the cable end from its ball socket in the accelerator pedal assembly. Then pull the cable through the firewall from the engine compartment. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the new cable as described above. Finally, depress the accelerator pedal several times to check for binding before driving.
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